Apple unveils larger iPhones, health-oriented watches

Sep 13, 2018, 02:02
Apple unveils larger iPhones, health-oriented watches

San Francisco: Apple has unveiled three new iPhones overnight, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales.

Apple officially took the wraps off it its iPhone XS and XS Max, which Tim Cook calls "the most advanced iPhone we have ever created".

The pictures obtained by the site also note there is a new hole between the side button and Digital Crown (which the site suggests could be a microphone), and notes that the Digital Crown and side button have been modified since the previous model, too.

The UK price is expected to be in line with the dollar price as Apple has typically retailed its phones for the exact same amount in sterling as it has in dollars. As far as we know, we are about to see three new models, spread across three price tiers.

The company is reportedly set to introduce two updated versions of the iPhone X - including a larger Plus-style phone - alongside a cheaper version of the device, complete with the all-screen front panel and Face ID.

"The big thing is going to be how they fit such a massive screen into such a small device".

The new top model, XS Max, is expected to have a 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) screen with an edge-to-edge display and an OLED display, according to the sitemap code.

Apple says that the iPhone XS will offer 30 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X, while the XS Max will serve up to 90 more minutes of juice than last year's model.

Shortly before this video was shared, a sketchy leak from Chinese social media site Weibo began making the rounds, purportedly showing off the SIM trays of several (if not all) of the possible iPhone Xr / Xc color options, including gold, red, black, silver, and blue-gray.

Names for the new devices aren't known.

The iPhone XS has landed.

The XS and XS Max both have dual cameras on the back of the phone, while the XR only has a single camera.

Additionally, the company is expected to announce a new 13-inch Retina display MacBook laptop to replace the MacBook Air as well as the first update to its Mac mini desktop computer in four years. Windows users can watch using Microsoft's Edge browser.

Regardless of the phones, the real star of Apple's launch event on Wednesday evening was the Apple Watch Series 4, which, despite being a relative squib on its release, has begun to corner the market as a health wearable.